EC officially announces hung Parliament
Kathmandu, February 9
The Election Commission today announced the winners of parliamentary election under proportional representation system held on November 26 and December 7.
A meeting of EC office bearers presided over by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav took a decision to this effect. The meeting also decided to send formal letters to the political parties to recommend names of winners from the closed list they had submitted to the poll panel prior to the election.
Of the 49 parties that contested the parliamentary PR election, only five — CPN-UML, Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal — secured at least three per cent of the total valid PR votes to become national parties and got PR seats.
Of 110 total parliamentary PR seats at stake in the federal Parliament, the UML got 41 seats, NC got 40, CPN-MC 17 and RJP-N and FSF-N got six seats each.
The UML secured 3,173,494 votes (37.1 per cent), NC 3,128,389 votes (36.6 percent), CPN-MC 1,303,721 votes (15.3 per cent), RJP-N 472,254 votes (5.5 per cent) and FSF-N got 470,201 votes.
The EC stated that as per Sub-Article (6) of Article 84 of the constitution, parties had to ensure at least 33 per cent women participation in the federal Parliament. The EC added that to meet that criteria the UML would have to recommend at least 37 women from its list submitted to the EC, NC 20, CPN-MC 16, RJP-N 6 and FSF-N five women.
The UML has won 80 parliamentary first-past-the-post seats, NC 23, CPN-MC 36, RJP-N 11 and FSF-N 10 seats.
With today’s announcement of PR results, the EC officially announced that parliamentary polls yielded a hung Parliament, with UML having 121 seats, NC 63, CPN-MC 53, RJP-N 17 and FSF-N 16 seats.
Taking into account the first-past-the-post, PR and NA seats, the UML has 148 seats in the federal Parliament, NC 76, CPN-MC 65, RJP-N 19 and FSF-N 18 seats.
Issuing a press release here today, EC Spokesperson Navaraj Dhakal urged parties to recommend names of winners on the basis of priority from the list they had submitted prior to elections by 5:00pm on February 12 with endorsement of the central executive committee or equivalent committee of the respective parties.
The EC also directed its secretariat to inform its decision to the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, all ministries and to the constitutional bodies.
The EC added that it would submit parliamentary PR poll result to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari by February 14.
Prominent leaders on closed PR lists
Sitadevi Yadav, Chitralekha Yadav, Bal Krishna Khand, Sujata Koirala, Man Bahadur Bishwakarma, Dilendra Prasad Badu, Pushpa Bhusal, Mina Pandey, Uma Regmi
Ram Kumari Jhankri, Tham Maya Thapa Magar, Shiv Maya Tumbahamphe, Sujita Shakya, Bina Shrestha, Tulsi Thapa, Navina Lama, Shanti Maya Tamang Pakhrin, Kumari Meche, Bina Devi Budhathoki Magar, Rana Kumari Balampaki Magar, Maili Tamang, Menchung Lama, Kamala Thapa Magar, Bijay Subba, Khagendra Rai, Keshav Lal Shrestha, Aindra Sundar Nembang, Chuda Dev Singh Lama Ghising, Til Kumar Meyangbo
Rekha Sharma, Purna Kumari Subedi, Dharmashila Chapagain, Satya Pahadi, Devi Khadka, Hit Raj Pandey, Mani Thapa, Lok Mani Dhakal, Prem Bahadur Singh, Narayan Prasad Dahal, Ganga Karki
Chanda Chaudhary, Akbal Ahmed Shah, Indra Jha, Naramaya Dhakal, Dharmendra Sah Teli, Bijay Kumar
Singh, Chunni Khatun
Parshuram Basnet, Prem Krishna Pathak, Prakash Adhikari, Rajan KC, Prem Narayan Thapa, Shiv Bahadur Basnet, Prithvi Narayan Karki, Bir Bahadur Shahi, Durgamai Subedi, Babu Lal Karki